Storage of File with Sensitive Data Under Web Root

The product stores sensitive data under the web document root with insufficient access control, which might make it accessible to untrusted parties.


Besides public-facing web pages and code, products may store sensitive data, code that is not directly invoked, or other files under the web document root of the web server. If the server is not configured or otherwise used to prevent direct access to those files, then attackers may obtain this sensitive data.

See Also

Comprehensive Categorization: Exposed Resource

Weaknesses in this category are related to exposed resource.

OWASP Top Ten 2021 Category A01:2021 - Broken Access Control

Weaknesses in this category are related to the A01 category "Broken Access Control" in the OWASP Top Ten 2021.

Authorize Actors

Weaknesses in this category are related to the design and architecture of a system's authorization components. Frequently these deal with enforcing that agents have th...

Comprehensive CWE Dictionary

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Weaknesses Introduced During Implementation

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